Man arrested for drunk driving, leaving scene of the accident

Published 10:11 pm Monday, October 30, 2017

Timothy Young, 47, was arrested for driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident on Turner and North Greenwood Street Friday night. According to the police report, when officers arrived at the scene of the accident, Young was gone. The second driver told police Young turned left on to Turner Street when her car collided with Young’s vehicle, which was traveling south on North Greenwood Street. The passenger with Young told police that he then had exited the driver’s side and fled on foot.

According to the police report, officers found Young at his house on North Greenwood Street. An officer noticed abrasions on Young’s lower left abdomen that were consistent with a seatbelt burn and he had the smell of alcohol from his breath. According to the police report, he was having trouble balancing and his speech was slurred. After arresting him and running his name through the Georgia Crime Information Center, it came back Young was also unlicensed.

Student arrested for brining bullet to LHS

A 15-year-old LaGrange High School student was arrested for allegedly bringing a hollow point 40 cal. Smith & Wesson bullet to school Friday afternoon.

According to the police report, the student was not found to have weapons on him, but a video showed the student taking the bullet out of his jacket and hiding it under bleachers in the school’s gym.

The student was arrested and charged with carrying weapons within school safety zones.

Car stolen in front of owner’s house

A white Nissan Altima was allegedly stolen from the 1100 block of Murphy Avenue Saturday night. According to the police report, the car owner told police that her son was the last person to drive her vehicle and had left it in front of her house Saturday night and must have left the keys in the vehicle. She said the vehicle is push to start and will only operate if the driver has the keys on or around them.

According to the police report, an officer talked to a neighbor who let him watch footage from his security cameras. The footage showed the vehicle parked in front of the owner’s house around 8:45 p.m. Two males walk past the vehicle at approximately 9:04 p.m. and turn around and approach the Altima. One of the men then approached the vehicle at the driver’s side door and entered the vehicle. The man then starts the vehicle while the other looked around. The two then enter the vehicle and drive off, according to the police report.

Prop bills discovered at Papa John’s

Two prop $20 bills were discovered after a Papa John’s delivery driver exchanged a customer’s order for money Saturday night at the 300 block of Cherry Street. The store manager told police that three or four men came up to the delivery driver’s vehicle when he went to the address and ran from the location after exchanging the money for the pizza. The driver did not realize the bills were prop money until the men ran off. According to the police report, an officer went to the residence where the pizza was delivered and noticed it appeared to be vacant. No other vehicles were at the location.

All information in this report is gathered from official law enforcement and public safety reports and releases. Reach the LaGrange Daily News at (706) 884-7311.